The use of Serrapeptase to treat Morton’s neuroma
People looking for a natural or naturopathic home based remedy for the treatment of Morton’s neuroma sometimes consider or take Serrapeptase (also known as Serratiopeptidase, serralysin, serratiapeptase, serratia peptidase, serratio peptidase, or serrapeptidase.) It is an enzyme created from silkworms, and is sometimes used for the treatment of Morton’s neuroma.
Serrapeptase has been claimed to be beneficial for inflammation and pain management helping in reduce any nerve tunnel inflammation in Morton’s neuroma. It is also claimed to be helpful in the recovery after Morton’s neuroma surgery by reducing post surgical inflammation and scarring.
It is a natural supplement and hence, there are no known side effects linked with its usage. If used with other holistic treatment methods such as massage, ankles and toe exercises and hot/cold water therapy; Serrapeptase might be helpful in reducing pain and helping with the overall treatment of Morton’s neuroma.
If you do take it, it is best to take Serrapeptase supplements with an organic diet along with incorporating vegetables, fruits, nuts, and beans in the everyday diet plan.
Unfortunately, there have been no published studies demonstrating any effectiveness of Serrapeptase for Morton’s Neuroma(1) and therefore we do NOT recommend its use in Morton’s neuroma.
Janet D. Pearl, MD, MSc is the Medical Director of The Center for Morton’s Neuroma and Complete Spine and Pain Care, an interventional and integrated Pain Management program located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Previously, Dr. Pearl was the Co-Director of the Pain Management Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, where she was also the Director of the Fellowship program. She is the former Director of a satellite pain center of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pain Management Center, located at the HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Pearl held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School. She serves on the Health Care Services Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents since 2000 as one of its physician representatives and is Chair of the Committee on Pain Management.